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10 Things You Need to Know for the Waste & Recycling Industry Today (December 8, 2014)

10 Things You Need to Know for the Waste & Recycling Industry Today (December 8, 2014)


  1. Jury trial not likely to end battle over Waller County landfill “For many in the courtroom, a judge's promise Friday that the Waller County landfill trial would conclude ‘before Santa Claus comes’ was welcome news. Earlier in the week, they had lamented the possibility that the trial - one over an issue that has divided the rural county for the past two years - would pause and not conclude until February, due to a crowded court calendar.” (Houston Chronicle)

  2. Quincy Recycle acquires plant assets from Imperial Paper Stock “Quincy Recycle, a full service commercial recycling company headquartered in Quincy, Illinois, has acquired the plant and plant assets from Imperial Paper Stock Co., Bridgeton, Missouri. Quincy Recycle, with locations in Quincy and Alsip, Illinois; New Haven, Indiana; and Bridgeton, Missouri, says the acquisition will broaden its service area in the Midwest. ‘Quincy Recycle is committed to adding value and solving problems for industrial generators of waste in the St. Louis metro area,’ says Bryan Stokes, president of Quincy Recycle.” (Recycling Today)

  3. Denville switches to Gaeta Recycling for garbage collection “Gaeta Recycling has replaced Waste Management as Denville’s residential garbage collector. Garbage collection will continue to be performed twice weekly and there will be no adjustments to the daily schedule. Residents are advised to have their garbage placed curbside at 6 a.m. or earlier on their scheduled collection day. Although the daily schedule remains unchanged, the order in which garbage is collected throughout the route may change at the discretion of Gaeta Recycling.” (

  4. Keystone landfill hikes Scranton's disposal charge to offset higher host fees landfill pays “Keystone Sanitary Landfill in Dunmore told Scranton its trash disposal tipping fee will go up 80 cents per ton starting Jan. 1, because of ‘increased host fees’ the landfill will be paying. An 80-cent spike will cost Scranton around an extra $20,000 next year to dispose of garbage at Keystone, said Scranton Business Administrator David Bulzoni.” (

  5. San Jose to review landfill expansion on Milpitas border “San Jose Planning Commission will hold a public hearing next Wednesday to review for possible approval the proposed expansion of Newby Island Landfill and Resource Recovery Park by 95 feet in height at 1601 Dixon Landing Road in San Jose, near the Milpitas border.” (San Jose Mercury News)

  6. Norwalk Begins Curbside Yard Waste Pickup “Norwalk will begin yard waste collection for residents who receive city garbage collection beginning on Monday, Dec. 8. Residents must have their yard waste curbside by 7 a.m. on the Monday of their scheduled week of collection, as the truck will pass by only once during that week.”(Norwalk Daily Voice)

  7. Evaporator paying dividends for landfill, counties “The future is bright for the Montmorency-Oscoda-Alpena landfill financially and operationally. Several changes to how the landfill disposes of leachate has helped save the landfill more than a half-million dollars in just over a year's time. As a result it has been able to significantly increase it cash allocations to the three counties, which can use the money for county needs.” (The Alpena News)

  8. Officials tout recycling efforts around First State “In June 2010, the Universal Recycling Law was signed by Gov. Jack Markell, expanding the Delaware’s efforts in that field. Over the ensuing four years, the rate of materials being recycled — instead of sent to landfills — has grown, turning Delaware into a leader nationally.” (Delaware News Zap)

  9. Palmer Waste Dump Plan Draws Opposition “About one hundred people turned out to speak at a Matanuska Susitna Borough planning commission meeting on Monday. At issue – a plan to construct an inert construction debris dump on private land near Palmer. Central Monofil Services wants to dump construction debris — some of it containing asbestos– on land near Palmer.” (Alaska Public Media)

  10. Need for asbestos waste landfill cells justified, inspector decides “In allowing an appeal permitting asbestos waste to be tipped at a landfill site on Teeside, an inspector has determined that the council had not substantiated its objection to the scheme on the grounds of a lack of need for the facility.” (Waste Planning)


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